Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hot Chocolate Anyone??

Cold and Snowy here ... how is it where you live?
Hello friends, thanks for stopping by today!

My friend Diane Hover (Nellie's Nest) mentioned to me the other day when we were Yahoo Messenger chatting that she was working on a card for a fun sketch challenge and shared the link with me.  Well immediately I thought "that does look like fun" and decided to join in.  
The sketch challenge blog I'm referring to is Mojo Monday Card Sketch!  I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with it ... as was I actually ... but just never took the time to play along.  Well, that is until today! LOL!  (thanks Diane!)

Their current sketch challenge is here:

See what I mean ... isn't that an awesome sketch to follow?

I had a stack of images (of all sorts) along with paper packs laying on my work table and that is where it all began.  First I picked one of the smaller images in the pile then I went with a NEW paper pack that I've had for several months and though would work well with the image and Viola!  I could not believe how quickly this card came together!

This delightful image is actually one I printed off of Pinterest and the paper pack I referred to is American Crafts ' Hot Cocoa' 6x6 pack.  I remember when I spotted it at Hobby Lobby last summer thinking "in all the papers I have (and that's a LOT) ... I don't have anything like this!"  So of course just HAD to have it.  I had actually forgotten all about it until I created a card (which I posted yesterday for The Shabby Tea Room) and knew it was PERFECT for this sketch & image too!  And, the brand new chocolate single stitched ribbon is so OOOLLLDDD and I'm not sure but believe it is from Michaels (can you tell I have a lot of ribbon too, lol). 

A few other challenges to share in today are:
NBUS Challenge #3  - (NBUS - paper & ribbon)

Clear It Out Challenge - Use your stash!  (paper & ribbon)

Well that's it for me today!
I hope you are having a wonderful week!
I'm STILL putting Christmas away (in fact the tree is still up, yikes)!
We celebrate the '12 Days of Christmas' which meant the outside stayed decorated & lite until Jan. 6th.  Hence the reason I am STILL trying to get back to normal!  LOL!
As always . . .

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